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City council considers increase in monthly parking fees

Parkade and surface lot rentals would generate an extra $62,000
Heart of the Harbour parkade
The Heart of the Harbour Parkade on N. Court St. (Google Street View)

THUNDER BAY — The Thunder Bay Parking Authority wants to raise the cost of renting a parking spot in a city-owned surface lot or parkade.

A report prepared for Monday night's city council meeting recommends an increase of three dollars a month for surface lot rentals, and five dollars a month for renting a spot in a parkade.

This would increase lot rental rates from the current $49 to $52, and parkade rental rates from the current $54 to $59.

The report from the parking authority notes that other local monthly surface lot rates range from $21.67 to $55, and that monthly parkade rates—both local and other municipal—range from $60 to $100.

An earlier proposal to raise city parking rates by $10 both for surface lots and parkades was revised after input from users who said the increase was too drastic.

The more modest adjustments would still generate about $62,000 in additional revenue for the city.